“We cannot build our own future without helping others to build theirs.”
I’ll admit I fell asleep in history class a few times. I remember one particular college professor lecturing at length about the British Corn Act of 1855 (or maybe it was some other vegetable he was talking about). Sure enough, minutes into his rambling I felt the fuzzy feeling that afflicts so many students of history begin to wash over me. My eyelids grew heavy, and before long, I was unconscious—an unwitting victim of BHA, Boring History Affliction.
But history need not always be so paralyzing. Enter counterfactual theory.… Read the rest